A criminal investigation is underway to determine the identify of the hacker who accessed e-mails accounts belonging to former presidents George W. Bush, his father George H.W. Bush, and other family members and friends.
The Smoking Gun website posted e-mails and photos that were illegally obtained by a hacker calling himself Guccifer. Federal investigators have been able to determine that the material spans a period from 2009 to the end of 2012.
A photo taken of the senior Bush in his hospital room in December was among the items hacked, presumably from the account of Dorothy Bush, the daughter of George and Barbara Bush. She captured the image with her cellphone and shared it with other family members.
E-mail exchanges between George W. and his brothers also reference the failing health of their father and a discussion about preparing eulogy stories for his funeral. Brother Jeb Bush and George W. got in a couple of good knocks at Bill Clinton, aka 'Bubba,' claiming that George H.W. actually resurrected the former president's image when he joined Clinton in raising money for Haiti.
Another revelation is the fact that #43 has been painting since retiring from political life. Several of his portraits are among the hacked items.
Check out photos and e-mail details here.